The reasons for shoeing and recognition of when shoeing or re-shoeing is required. A
knowledge of the basic structure of the foot. Blacksmith.s tools and use. How to
remove a shoe safely in an emergency.
Recognition of common injuries and basic first aid. Arresting bleeding and treatments
for different types of wounds.
Knowledge of watering and feeding of the stabled horse and the horse at grass. Feeding
in all seasons. Feeding for light work.
Care and maintenance of grassland. To include the maintenance of fences, gates,
shelter, watering etc. Care and improvement of the grassland to include a knowledge
of harmful weeds and their control.
The care of saddlery, to include inspection for soundness of saddles.
A knowledge of the fitting and use of more items of equipment i.e. martingales,
breastplates, boots etc.
The necessity of insurance to cover all aspects of the horse and its use.
Stable Routine for two horses. To include all the extra jobs that need to be undertaken
e.g. drains, guttering, paintwork, cleanliness of yard etc.
Bedding. A knowledge of the different types of bedding and their management. To
include different systems e.g. deep litter.
The Highway Code.
The Country Code, including the correct and courteous use of bridleways. (Volunteers
to help with bridleways work, are encouraged to contact their county Bridleways Officer).